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Hubii’s Nahmii Announces IEO and First Member of Governing Board

Ethereum-based layer-two blockchain scaling platform nahmii has onboarded the Norwegian Block Exchange (NBX) as the first member of its governing association, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 16. Created by Hubii, nahmii is designed to solve the transaction speed issue on the Ethereum network, which can reportedly manage only 15 transactions per second. This, the release notes, makes Ethereum unsuitable for large-scale commercial deployment. Explaining the principle behind its solution, nahmii said: “Nahmii fixes that by moving transactions away from the main chain to a second…

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A Different Look at Crypto Market and Top Assets, How Dominated Is It?

With Bitcoin regaining market dominance of over two-thirds of the entire combined cryptocurrency capitalization, discussions regarding market share of prominent altcoins have largely left the dominant cryptocurrency discourse. Here is a different outlook on the market and on how the top cryptocurrencies stack up with the rest. Market dominance flows from alts to BTC since 2018 Market dominance between the top cryptocurrencies by market capitalization has changed over the last year. As of Aug. 19, 2018, as seen in the chart below, the three largest coins comprised 71.95% of the combined…

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BTC Is Genuine Safe Haven, Potential New All-Time High by End of 2019

Senior analyst at market strategy and sector research company Fundstrat Global Advisors Tom Lee is confident that Bitcoin (BTC) became a genuine safe haven for investors. When asked directly “whether Bitcoin is a genuine safe haven” during an interview on the Fox Business channel on Aug. 15, Lee confirmed his position: “Yes. You can see it in markets. Where there’s turmoil, the local Bitcoin prices tend to surge and trade at a premium, because people are trying to find ways to protect their money. So yes.” Bitcoin is a good…

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Celsius Network Incorporates Bitcoin.com Platform to Streamline Services

  A new partnership between crypto lending and borrowing platform Celsius Network and fintech-focused media outlet Bitcoin.com aims to streamline digital currency-related services for crypto owners using the Celsius App. Per a press release published on Aug. 15, Celsius has integrated Bitcoin.com’s trading platform into its Celsius App to simplify cryptocurrency holders’ access to financial services. Users can now purchase a range of major cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Ether (ETH) through Celsius App using Bitcoin.com’s crypto trading platform. The release also hints that the companies expect…

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$3B Ponzi Scheme Is Now Allegedly Dumping Bitcoin by the Hundreds

Amid a downturn in the cryptocurrency markets, the apparent swathe of Bitcoin sell-offs from a $3 billion Chinese Ponzi scheme could be to blame. On Aug. 14, Dovey Wan — founding partner of blockchain-based investment company Primitive Ventures — called attention to the ongoing mass sell-offs from the fraudulent Chinese investment scheme, dubbed PlusToken. 10 million investors scammed of $3 billion  As Wan outlines, PlusToken was created in mid-2018 and promised high yield investment returns at different rebate percentages to its four tiers of member — a classic Ponzi scheme…

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IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson Announces Upcoming Release of Cardano v1.6

Charles Hoskinson, a former CEO of the Ethereum Network and current CEO of IOHK, has announced that IOHK-supported project Cardano is rolling out version 1.6 within a few days’ time. Hoskinson teased the upcoming launch in a Twitter post on Aug. 13. Hoskinson also asked users to send screenshots and comments on the latest version of Daedalus, which is an open source cryptocurrency wallet also backed by IOHK. As per IOHK’s website, Cardano is a blockchain platform that uses the proof of stake algorithm Ouroboros. Its native cryptocurrency, ADA, is…

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SEC Requests Freeze on Assets in Connection With Alleged $15M ICO Fraud

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a complaint against a New York-based man and two of his companies. The SEC alleges that these entities conducted a fraudulent and unregistered ICO from late 2017 to 2018, and is requesting that a U.S. District Court issue an emergency freeze on the defendants’ related assets.  Hindenburg Research shared the SEC’s filing for a jury trial in a post on Aug. 12. According to the document, the commission is formally filing a complaint against Reginald Middleton, the New York company…

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Colu Blockchain Platform Shutting Down, Buys Back Its Tokens

Colu Group subsidiary Colu DLT has announced that it is shutting down its blockchain-based Colu Local Network, and is offering to repurchase and burn the accompanying CLN tokens sold to investors during its initial coin offering (ICO). The company’s buyback offer comes by way of an official announcement from Colu DLT on its website. According to the notice, the company is looking to repurchase its tokens with Ether (ETH) over a 90-day period. The company intends to subsequently burn all the tokens repurchased this way. According to the announcement, the…

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Ethereum Classic Name Change Would Get Other Cryptos ‘Rekt,’ Says Dev

Ethereum Classic Labs’ Stevan Lohja says that many top cryptos would be “rekt” by Ethereum Classic (ETC) if it removed “Ethereum” from its name. In a tweet posted on Aug. 11, Lohja — who works as technology coordinator at Ethereum Classic Labs — wrote: “Opinion: Many #cryptocurrency in the top market cap would be absolutely #Rekt by #EthereumClassic if we removed #Ethereum from the brand. I know we are original Ethereum project, but maybe this can be water cooler chatter at summit eh?” Classic X As Cointelegraph has previously reported,…

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Bitcoin Price Drops on the Day as Altcoins Send Mixed Messages

Saturday, Aug. 10 — the top 20 cryptocurrencies are reporting largely reddish movement on the day, as Bitcoin (BTC) price saw a sudden dip earlier today. Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Bitcoin’s price is currently down 4.62% on the day, trading at around $11,370 at press time, according to Coin360 after slipping from around $11,800 to $11,400 in a matter of minutes between 7:30 AM and 7:45 AM Coordinated Universal Time. Looking at its weekly chart, BTC is up by about 5.5%. Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360 Ether (ETH) is…

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